Finding insects in your fruit trees scares a lot of people, but in fact, a wide variety of insects is a good sign of biodiversity.
The classic “worm in the apple” is actually the larvae of the Codling moth, a very annoying pest that needs a planned effort to prevent.
Growing organic fruit has never been so important, with new evidence showing pesticides escaping into the environment at scarily high rates.
Are insects in fruit trees a bad thing or a good thing? Learning to appreciate insects is an important part of adopting an organic mindset.
Queensland fruit fly is one of the hardest pests to manage organically. Get to know your enemy and don’t give up – you can fight fruit fly!
Earwigs can do terrible damage to stone fruit crops, but they’re also useful. It’s better to protect your fruit rather than eradicate them.